Support for disabled students

We work hard to create an inclusive environment for all of our students and we will make every reasonable attempt to provide support if you have additional access needs.

We provide a range of support for disabled students and students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia.


We may be able to offer you support for:

  • Physical disabilities and impairments affecting mobility/access
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness and acquired hearing loss – see our information for Deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Learning difficulties, autism/Asperger’s syndrome or brain injury
  • Mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia
  • Hidden disabilities and impairments including epilepsy and diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • ADHD, cancer, asthma and conditions controlled by medication.

Specific support could include:

  • Modified learning materials
  • Support in the classroom
  • 1:1 support outside the classroom with assignments/coursework
  • Pastoral support
  • Special arrangements for exams
  • Access to specialist equipment and software including JAWS, Zoom text and Dragon Naturally Speaking, orthopaedic chairs, reading boards, radio aids, handheld recorders, adaptive IT hardware, large screen laptops and Livescribe pens
  • Adaptation of the classroom environment.

To be eligible for support, your disability must affect your learning.

For more information, contact the Access & Inclusion team:


Dyslexia and disability advice sessions

If you have a learning difference or disability and want to find out about the support we provide and your eligibility, you can book an advice session with a member of the Access & Inclusion Team.

The advice sessions are delivered remotely via telephone or video conferencing.

Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 (term time only)

To book a 30 minute advice session please click here:


Stammering and speech therapy

We have a programme of courses to help you and individual speech therapy is available if you are a new student.



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